Blogging the Bible- May 24

Judges 1-3; Psalm 69:1-18

Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. – Psalm 69:1

Have you ever felt like you were about to drown? Nothing you did worked. It seemed that everything was working against you.

The Israelites were given a simple command, destroy the people and idols of the land. They were told that if they didn’t they would become a snare and stumbling block to them and they did.

The book of Judges is both a sad and powerful book. It’s sad because we see the people of Israel walk away from God time and time again. Unfortunately it is nothing that we ourselves haven’t done. Time and time again they are disciplined by God and shortly after return to following God. It’s powerful because we get to see God’s deliverance of His people every time.

The God who delivered the people long ago, longs to deliver us as well. Deliverance came when they devoted themselves wholly to following God.

Where does our devotion lie? In our strength or in the strength of God? The more Israel trusted God, the greater their support they had in overcoming their enemies.

May we set our hearts and minds anew in following God, that He may make us more like Him and that we may overcome the obstacles that stand in our way.

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~ by mikefoster on May 24, 2016.

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